The Augurs: Women of an AgePoetry
Catalog Number: 20170407
In ancient Rome, an Augur was thought to be a herald or one who could interpret the natural signs as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of proposed actions. This public poetry reading, recorded in Washington D.C. and sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, features a group of women poets, all over the age of 60, sharing their work, and views on this post-election, America. Eleanor Wilner (shown), Alice Friman, Alicia Ostriker, Michelle Boisseau, Terese Svoboda, Kate Daniels, Robin Becker, and Rosellen Brown read from work that is both poignant and political in The Augurs: Women of an Age.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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